Your coffee habit in the morning is not a bad one, in case you always wondered. The caffeine in coffee is in fact a great way to boost your metabolism first thing in the morning. Aside from promoting a healthy heart and protection against various ailments, coffee has multiple health benefits, provided you drink it in moderation.
Now for those who cannot miss their morning cuppa for the world, but have also been wait-watchers, here’s wonderful piece of news.
You just need to raid your kitchen for three very simple ingredients, blend it into your regular cup of coffee, and see the results. Stir up a portion each of cinnamon powder, coconut oil and honey into your coffee, preferably black, and note how your metabolism is accelerated and you burn calories, and with it the stubborn fat you have been trying rather hard to get rid of. Of course, those with weakness for chocolate can spruce things up by adding a spoonful of cocoa powder.
We tell you how these ingredients work their magic, and you end up losing weight.
But honey too is a source of sugar, then how does it foster weight loss? Well, to digest sugar your body uses up the stored minerals and vitamins essential for the body to melt fat, therefore the portion of vitamins and minerals in the body are drastically lowered. But honey works differently. Rich in nutrients such as iron, sodium, potassium, phosphorous, zinc and calcium, outside of being a great source of vitamins including folate, riboflavin, vitamin C and vitamin B6, honey balances the digestion process between nutrients and sugar. It helps boost the levels of good cholesterol in the body by reducing stress on the heart, and letting you lead a more active life thereby promoting weight loss. For best results use unpasturised, organic honey.
Cinnamon has proven medical properties, being a powerful source of antioxidants and owing to its inflammatory properties that fights infection and inflammation, its wonderful to anyway include a pinch of cinnamon in your daily diet. It promotes weight loss by lowering the blood sugar levels to keep you feeling full longer. Studies have shown that cinnamon boosts blood sugar metabolism by breaking down the sugar for energy and hence allowing less fatty acids to be stored in your body.
Coconut oil is a healthy fat. Unlike most fats that are made up of long-chain fatty acids, the humble coconut oil is composed mostly of medium-chain fatty acids which as a result has different metabolic properties. From the digestive track it goes straight to the liver where it is used for energy directly or changed into ketone bodies, instead of being a stored fat in the body. The coconut oil enhances your metabolism and energy consumption leading to melting of stubborn fats.
Here’s how you can incorporate this mixture into your coffee
1 tsp cinnamon powder
3/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup honey